City Centre Cycles owner Roseleigh Cowie in her store that was broken into twice at the Easter weekend.
City Centre Cycles owner Roseleigh Cowie in her store that was broken into twice at the Easter weekend. Chris Ison

Thieves hit cycle store twice

IT WAS supposed to be an enjoyable Easter camping trip for Roseleigh Cowie and her children.

But it was ruined when they returned to see their Rockhampton family business had been broken into not once – but twice.

About $5000 worth of stock was stolen from City Centre Cycles in Archer Street – including individual bikes worth $1200 and $1000.

Also taken were three scooters and many smaller items in break-ins over Friday and Saturday nights.

Roseleigh came back from her trip to find windows broken in two different places where the thieves had entered, and judging by the size of the holes in the broken windows, Roseleigh’s certain it was someone young.

“What I want to know is, where are the parents in all of this?

“If these kids are bringing home brand new bikes and scooters, what are they doing about it?”

And with no insurance to cover her broken windows, Roseleigh has to fork out $600 to $800 in window repairs on top of the stolen items.

She’ll also have to conduct an extensive search throughout her store to work out exactly how much is gone.

“Every time I turn around I recognise something else is missing,” she said.

Police are still investigating the break-in.



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